Hey Jenn / JKcove08 They hathed!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Poison Ivy, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I wanted to let you know they started hatching on friday and finished saturday. I only lost two they made it to the end and then just didn't pip. But I have 11 total. Several are brown stripe, silver, yellow & a buff color. Here is a picture of the silver colored one.
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  2. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG!!!!!! That is soooo great!! That is better result then I had when I got the original eggs from Texas.. I have been wondering all day how it went. Arnt they the cutes little buggers you have ever seen? I love watching mine interact with each other. If you ever need more just let me know. I actually have an auction on ebay now that is going to end in about 16 hours. I just hate throwing the little eggs away but I certainly dont need any more. lol My son wants me to make him some tiny fried eggs one of these day, I might sometime but not if I know that they are that fertile and hatching good. Thanks for letting me know. Jenn
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    How cute and tiny....what kind is it?
     
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    They are button quail

    Ok Thanks I might get more next year from you.
     
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  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My just hatched chicks looked small to me until I saw yours.
     
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I showed them to my mom today and she went crazy over them. I'm going to keep one of each color and I have a lady who wants to buy the rest from me. It's hard to believe they are so small but man are they fast!
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    How big do they get?
     
  8. TerrasCritters

    TerrasCritters In a new coop

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    Ahh yes, Lol
    The famous button quail.
    I am a member of the yahoo group ButtonQuailUSA.
    There are many different colors of button quail.
    The baby in the picture appears to be slate! (I am still learning though so dont quote me)
    I have 28 3 week old buttons and 14 adults.

    Button quail reach there full grown size at about 5 weeks old.
    Button quail are about 4 inches when full grown and are nearly fully feathered at 3 weeks of age!

    You can find more info on my website
    http://www.freewebs.com/terrascritters/xquailbuttonsx.htm
    pictures and other places to find lots of info.

    My adults are
    White
    Slate
    Smoky
    Single Factor Blue Face
    Blue Face
    Cinn Blue Face
    Cinn Red Breast
    Silver
    Silver Pearl

    My 3 week olds are a variety of
    Silver
    Silver Pearl
    Cinnamon
    Cinn Red Breast
    Silver Red Breast
    Normal Pearl
    Normal Red Breast
    Normal
    Splash
    Darth Vader

    <Smiles>
     
  9. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Thanks for the info I will look at the site later when I have more time. Here is a group shot.
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  10. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are soo beautiful!! I still cant believe all 13 that i sent you developed. I dont think I have ever had a 100% growth rate, usually a few are no good due to shipping. You got a very nice color combination. Enjoy the little roadrunners and if you have any questions let me know. I feed mine game bird or chick starter. With the babies I went and bought a 10.00 coffee grinder and grind the chuncks into almost powder. They eat it better. Jenn
     

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